Summer 2010
Dear UCSB Alumni and Friends,
Fall Greetings to you from Santa Barbara! The months have experienced a flurry of activity in with Gaucho Getaways and it’s been a delight to connect with many of you over the phone to discuss your upcoming travel plans for 2012.
John Steinbeck wrote “A journey is like marriage. The certain way to be wrong is to think you control it.” The same is true with travel. While we can never anticipate volcanic eruptions, mudslides, tsunamis and political evolution, I extend, to those who were impacted, my appreciation for your patience while your travel was either delayed, diverted or postponed. Gaucho Getaways is returning to Egypt, Cuba, and the Galapagos. We will return to Japan, and who knows what the future yet holds for the return of US citizens to once again visit the amazing antiquities in Libya. Tenacity is a special quality you as travelers hold, in addition to your love of adventure, exploration and life-enrichment. It continues to be a great pleasure to get to know as many of you as possible.
Suusan Goodale
Susan Goodale,
Gaucho Getaways Director

CubaCuba; Legacies, Landscapes and People January 5-20, 2012; February 12-20, 2012; May 1-9, 2012; May 3-18, 2012 - UCSB is one of a few institutions licensed by OFAC to offer travel to Cuba. Our 8-night program focuses on Havana and Trinidad while the 15 night program includes Havana, Trinidad, Camaguey, Holguin, Baracoa, and Santiago. I hope you can join us for one of these rare opportunities to experience the legacies, landscapes and people of Cuba. Each departure is limited to 34 guests.
EgyptEgypt & The Eternal Nile February 10-26, 2012 - Visit Egypt and many of her timeless antiquities during this monumental time in the country’s history. Our insightful journey, accompanied by an expert native Egyptologist will take you from the renown sites at the Giza Plateau to Lake Nasser, the temples at Abu Simble, Luxor and more. Receive insight from locals on the current politics evolving to the events of 2011. Limited to 24 guests.
Israel National Parks & Classic Lodges of the Old West June 23-July 2, 2012 - Embark on an expedition tracing the historical paths and natural splendors of the American West unlike any other itinerary available. Explore the palisades of Badlands National Park, discover 26,000 year-old wooly mammoth remains in Hot Springs, South Dakota, see free-roaming bison herds in Custer State Park and relish a classic chuck wagon cookout. Marvel at the wonders of Mount Rushmore and Yellowstone National Park. Extend your trip in Jackson and experience 4th of July at its best!
Israel Southern Italy & Sicily April 17-May 1, 2012 - Journey to Southern Italy, a passionate land with history, culture, archeology, food and a look unique to the rest of the nation. Uncover the influence of the Phoenician merchants, Greek travelers, Norman and Arab conquerors. Discover iconic Mt Etna, explore the UNESCO troglodyte churches and visit Lecce, “The Florence of the South”.  To completely experience Italy, you need to include Southern Italy in your travels. Limited to 24 guests.

Contact Us:
Gaucho Getaways
UCSB Alumni Association
Santa Barbara, CA
tel: (805) 893-4611
fax: (805) 893-4918
Other highlights for 2012 include:
A Celebration of Mediterranean Life – Greece - September 17-29, 2012 - Experience Greece as you have in no other way: immersion and cultural contact beyond all other tours. Your guide welcomes you into her home for insightful discussions on Greece past and present, leisurely meals, and visits with family and friends. Explore glorious antiquities, small gem-like museums, and experience the art, food, and culture of Greece during included activities, and learn how to navigate the region like a native. Limited to 16 guests.
Insider’s Perspective - London - April 18-24, 2012 Discover London behind the scenes. Stay at The Lansdowne Club in Mayfair. Tour Windsor Castle and Oxford University, and experience Dickens' London. Visit Churchill’s boyhood home. Gain insights from those inside venerable world –renowned institutions such as the BBC and National Theatre. Limited to 25 guests.
European Mosaic Cruise: Lisbon To Rome
September 13-24, 2012 New additional savings of $1,000.00 per cabin is now offered for this cruise, which includes Portugal, Morocco, Spain, France, Monaco, and Italy.
Gaucho Getaways